We finished our epic Comics and Music roundtable. It was really great fun; a chance for folks to talk about things we don’t get to chat about here too much. Thanks to all for participating, reading and commenting!

Featured Archive Post: Kinukitty on the mangled sexual metaphors of Kiss.

I draw a comic while listening to Kraftwerk.

Ng Suat Tong on how Daredevil stole Bob Dylan’s girl.

Russ Maheras on Kiss and comics fandom.

Subdee on Phonogram and the magic of pop.

Me on the album art of Led Zeppelin’s Presence.

Domingos Isabelinho on Pamplemoussi by Genevieve Castree

Sean Michael Robinson on making music rather than comics.
Utilitarians Everywhere
At the Center for Digital Ethics I talk about the ethics of fashion photo manipulation (with a shout out to Rubens.)

At the Atlantic I talk about:

the awesomeness of the Melvins (even if their recent album isn’t so great.

what men get from books by women.

wishing Game of Thrones and Mad Men would leave me alone.

At Splice Today I talk about —

men and the male gaze and my history with crushes.

Jen Kirkman’s condescending take on motherhood.

Other Links

Sarah Jaffe on care workers and organizing.

Peter Frase sneers at wonks.

Scott Benson with an animated sneer at MRAs.

Ken Parille on the surprisingly good comics criticism of Frederic Wertham.

C.T. May sneers at Dear Prudence.
This Week’s Reading

Read the Great Gatsby, a short story by D.H. Lawrence, started Ian McEwan’s Atonement and started Stephanie Coontz’s Marriage a History.


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